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Madison County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Madison County

Index to Locations

  • Private or family graveyards
  • Camden Kirwood Cemetery
  • Canton Canton Cemetery
  • Ridgeland Parkway Memorial Cemetery

    Private or family graveyard
    Madison County, Mississippi

    Kirwood Cemetery
    Camden, Madison County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      William McWillie (1795-1869) — of Camden, Kershaw County, S.C.; Madison County, Miss. Born in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., November 17, 1795. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of South Carolina state senate, 1836-40; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1849-51; defeated, 1850; Governor of Mississippi, 1857-59. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Slaveowner. Died in Camden, Madison County, Miss., March 3, 1869 (age 73 years, 106 days). Interment at Kirwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Catherine Anderson; father of Margaret McWillie (who married Solomon Saladin Calhoon).
      Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
      Cross-reference: S. S. Calhoon
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Canton Cemetery
    Canton, Madison County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Otho Robards Singleton (1814-1889) — also known as Otho R. Singleton — of Canton, Madison County, Miss. Born near Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky., October 14, 1814. Democrat. Member of Mississippi state house of representatives, 1846; member of Mississippi state senate, 1848; candidate for Presidential Elector for Mississippi; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1853-55, 1857-61, 1875-87 (3rd District 1853-55, 4th District 1857-61, 1875-83, 5th District 1883-87); served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65. Slaveowner. Died in Washington, D.C., January 11, 1889 (age 74 years, 89 days). Interment at Canton Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Parkway Memorial Cemetery
    Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi
    Politicians buried here:
      Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr. (1934-2004) — also known as Kirk Fordice — of Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., February 10, 1934. Republican. Governor of Mississippi, 1992-2000. Methodist. Died, of leukemia, in Jackson, Hinds County, Miss., September 7, 2004 (age 70 years, 210 days). Interment at Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Patricia 'Pat' Owens.
      See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier

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